Friday, October 22, 2010

BOE sends turf to Council; 6-1, Sobol opposed

The MRJs Jesse Buchanan reported:

The Board of Education approved three motions which support the Cheshire High School artificial turf project Thursday night and forward it to the Town Council.

The motions were approved in a six to one vote with Republican Alan Sobol the lone dissenter.

Thank you Alan. This will be another long-term liability given to the taxpayers. And we need to reduce those liabilities, not increase them.

While some argue that the Town must replace the turf -- either with artificial turf or natural turf -- I suggest waiting to see the results of the $475,000 track referendum on November 2. If that fails -- and I think it may* -- then the taxpayers will have spoken loud'n'clear.

Tim White

* Recent recreation projects, such as the pool and linear trail, failed. And roads and energy improvements have seen support decreasing significantly in recent years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All voters should look at the track at the high school. I don't think it needs to be replaced. It could use some special caulk to seal some cracks.

You'll be amazed how good it looks. So why spend $475,000 to replace it now? Makes no sense.